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1. VillaWare 5787 Smoothee Double
$49.88 $48.99 list($59.95)
2. Smoothie Blender 5785
$39.99 list($59.95)
3. Villaware 3850 Quattro Pizzelle
$39.99 Too low to display list($69.95)
4. Villaware 5000-NS Nonstick Prima
$59.95 list($79.99)
5. Villaware 5955 Grand Wrap Tortilla
$25.99 Too low to display list($39.99)
6. Villaware 5225 Crepe Maker
$47.95 list($59.95)
7. Villaware 3900 Krumkake Baker
$129.99 list($149.99)
8. VillaWare V5266 ProGrinder
$199.99 list($229.99)
9. VillaWare V5267 Elite ProGrinder
$74.99 Too low to display list($169.95)
10. VillaWare 5265-05 Power Grinder
$39.99 list($49.95)
11. VILLA WARE 3600NS PREGO PIZELLE
$129.99 $107.65 list($149.99)
12. VillaWare V6300-16 16" Electric
$46.95 list($79.99)
13. VillaWare 5100 Electric Ice Cream
list($59.95)
14. Villaware Prego Pizzelle Maker
$39.99 list($59.99)
15. Villaware Fruit and Vegetable
$49.95 list($69.95)
16. VillaWare 4785-WH Smoothee Blend
$99.95 $99.50 list($143.95)
17. VillaWare 6300-12 12-Inch Classic
$139.95 $131.53 list($179.95)
18. VillaWare 5530 Classic Electric
$75.00 list($79.95)
19. Mickey's Two-at-a-Time Sandwich
list($69.99)
20. VillaWare 5785-SI Smoothee Bar

1. VillaWare 5787 Smoothee Double Blend 'n Serve Stainless
list price: $119.95
our price: $89.95
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Asin: B0001BMXAS
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 2626
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Measures 16 by 12-3/4 by 10-1/2 inches; full one-year warranty
  • Double smoothie blender mixes and serves 2 flavors at the same time
  • Tall spout for glasses up to 6-1/2 inches high; stirring stick keeps thicker ingredients moving
  • 7-cup-capacity container with measuring marks and stainless-steel blades for crushing ice
  • Durable, stainless-steel housing and drip tray for easy clean up

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Heavy duty blender
I love this blender! It is absolutely perfect for entertaining because of it's large capacity- one base (with two motors) and two containers (with spouts) which hold seven cups each. I use mine when I have parties, or on a daily basis to make milkshakes, smoothies, and frozen coctails. There is a drip tray underneath the spouts on the containers to keep your counter clean from drips and spills. Clean-up is a breeze, because the spouts are removable, as well as the grate on the drip tray. I previously owned a Smoothie Jr. blender by Back To Basics, and the motor quit after three months of heavy use. However this model by Villaware is made for heavy duty use, it is made to last. It's twice what I had paid for the Smoothie Jr., but it's also twice the capacity, it's really two blenders.

P.S. I have bought cookware and electronics by the Villaware brand before, and I have never been disappointed. ... Read more


2. Smoothie Blender 5785
list price: $59.95
our price: $49.88
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Asin: B000140WDA
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 14050
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Large 65 Ounce container capacity (over a half gallon)
  • 700 watt heavy-duty motor
  • Stainless steel blades
  • Smoothee spout
  • Smoothee stick

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars Very effective
I've used my new "toy" many times since purchasing two months ago and I really like its power. It crushes whole ice cubes with no prob. It's been a great way to mix up a healthy breakfast and helps me get my 5 fruits and veggies/day. However, it is noisy when running and the metal drip plate does come off every time from vibration when blending, but it's not really a big deal. One tip...the contents pour a lot faster and easier if you open the spigget while running the machine.

2-0 out of 5 stars Leaks leaks leaks
The second time I used this to make smoothies, the spigot cracked and I had a sticky mess everywhere. Duck tape helped, but not visually appealing. Please, someone, invent a blender with a traditional blender jar and one with a smotthie dispensing one!

5-0 out of 5 stars YUMMY!
My girlfriends and I bought this blender about 4 months ago. Everytime they come over we mix up some yummy cocktails and this blender is perfect for it! I would highly reccomend it. It works great, doesn't give any weird smells (like some blenders can), and its cute. I think it's a great buy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I've had this blender for six months, and I have not had a single problem. I use it for everything- milkshakes, smoothies, frozen coctails- whatever icy cold drinks I can whip up. I like having the drip tray, and the stir stick breaks up air pockets and pushes ice down. I don't find the motor to be any louder than your average blender, and actually the motor is more powerful than my regular blender, so I use this smoothie blender more than my old one.

1-0 out of 5 stars awful
Tried this machine yesterday.. very loud.. tin plate slid around and was very noisy.. smoothie didn't come thru the spout.. only tiny drips.. don't recommend this. ... Read more


3. Villaware 3850 Quattro Pizzelle Baker
list price: $59.95
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00004RFRQ
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 514
Average Customer Review: 4.36 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Delicate, lacy designs and subtle sweetness make pizzelles excellent accompaniments to a rich coffee or cappuccino. With intricate patterns, these 3-inch cookies look difficult to make, but a child would have a great time printing them out: you just pour in the batter, close the lid, remove, and enjoy. A ready-light tells you when the baker is ready, and a steam guard protects hands. For added sophistication, pizzelles can be shaped into cones or cups when they're still warm--try filling a fluted pizzelle with liquor-flavored whipped cream for a more decadent dessert. The pizzelle baker comes with instructions and enough recipes to transform your kitchen into a sweet-smelling Italian bakery. --Laura Cuthbert ... Read more

Features

  • Hand wash without abrasives
  • Decorated grid creates intricate patterns
  • Nonstick grid surface provides failproof pizzelles and easy cleaning
  • Comes with recipes and detailed instructions
  • Pizzelles double as tasty ice cream cones

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun and easy to use....
Just received my Villaware 3850 Quattro Pizzelle Baker. It took only 3 days to get it from the time I ordered it! Way to go Amazon! I tried my first batch today and they were easy to do and turned out great..so now we will have some pizzelles for Thanksgiving dinner, unless everyone eats them before tomorrow! The recipe book that comes with is very helpful and the recipes are good and easy. I plan to enjoy this appliance for a long time to come!

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Little Pizzelles
When we found out that there are actual pizzelle bakers, we decided to try one out. We actually made a batch as soon as the item arrived at our door. The pizzelles made with this pizzelle baker are a little smaller than the store-bought kind, but that just means less crumbs and pizzelle pieces to clean up AND a lot more pizzelles in less time. We made 30 pizzelles in fifteen minutes, including mixing the ingredients and cleaning up! The relatives will love their pizzelle packages this coming winter -- the baker comes with several recipes to ensure everyone's tastebuds are satisfied.

4-0 out of 5 stars Looking for an instruction book for Quattro Pizzelle
I am looking for an instruction booklet for Villaware 3850 Quattro Pizzelle Baker. If anyone can help me, please email me at nancybow@yahoo.com. Thanks!

1-0 out of 5 stars It would have been great
It would have been great if Amazon actually ever sent it. They tell you it will ship for free, they dont tell you that the estimated ship date would be 55 days!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best pizzelle maker ever
I love this and make them once a week for the 2 years I have owned it. They are great and come out perfect - all my Italian friends think they are just like their grandmother's used to make. I use them for everything from ice cream to bake sales. Beautiful if you love them like I do. ... Read more


4. Villaware 5000-NS Nonstick Prima Pizzelle Maker
list price: $69.95
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00004RFRP
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 387
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

This nonstick pizzelle maker looks and works like awaffle iron--pour the batter onto the flowery grid, close the lid andclamp the handles together, wait 30 seconds, and you have a fresh,fragrant Italian cookie. Just dust with powdered sugar and eat. You canalso roll just-off-the-griddle pizzelles into cones and fillwith ice cream or custard. The machine's tubular heating elementsensure that it provides even heating, and the automatic thermostat andindicator light signal when it's ready to go. The chrome housing andsteam guard are nice safety features. To get you started, the bakercomes with recipes and hints. --Dana Van Nest ... Read more

Features

  • Plug holder and cord wrap; unit stands on end for convenient storage
  • Makes two 5-inch pizzelles in 30 seconds
  • Automatic thermostat and indicator light signal when it's heated
  • Classic chrome housing and steam guard protect hands from steam
  • Tubular heating elements allow for even heating

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works very nice
The works great! We have used it for a couple of weeks now and we haven't had any trouble. Our old one that was made by a different company wasn't very durable and was pain to deal with. However this is very easy to setup. Just plug it in and start mixing the batter. Then spoon about 1/2 to 3/4 a tablespoon onto the iron and lightly press down. After about 35-45 seconds, lift the iron and pullout the pizzelles. It takes a little time to get good at it, but once you get good, they'll become your favorite snack! It comes with a recipe book too!

3-0 out of 5 stars Good performance, but serious design flaws
This made in China small appliance was bought by my husband as a replacement for a ratty looking electric pizzelle maker that is almost as old as the hills. But as your grandmother used to say, pretty is as pretty does. The rating I gave for this--3 stars--is a compromise. For its performance when all goes well, I would give it 4 stars; for what I regard as its serious design flaws, 2 stars, since I'm in a good mood.

What's good about this is the performance, as other reviewers have written. Like the little girl in the nursery rhyme, "when she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid."

And when is this item bad?
* When your recipe is just a little too rich, and the slight amount of excess fat runs down the side, smoking the kitchen up just enough to set off the smoke detector. (If this had a channel around the margin of the plates, like my old electric pizzelle maker, or at least a channel around the lower plate, this disaster would be avoided. The fats would collect in the channel, you'd soak them up periodically with a paper towel, and all would be well.)
* When your family member offers to help and doesn't measure precisely the amount of batter--and the excess oozes out and down the sides--which are definitely NOT non-stick. (Again, if this had a channel around the margin of the plates, like my old electric pizzelle maker, the inconvenience of such clean ups would be avoided.)
* When you are trying to develop a lower fat, heart-healthy version of those beloved pizzelles--and they stick and/or burn. The non-stick isn't meant to be THAT non-stick. Further baking comes to a complete halt while this cools down and gets cleaned.
* When you step away "for a moment" to check the front door, or to answer the phone, and come back later than expected, to find the contents smoking and burnt. An on/off switch would be helpful; this one turns off only when unplugged.

I never did find a way to remove the panels. (My old one not only allows you to do that, it reverses to make regular waffles.) Perhaps you will be luckier. I also bought one of those pricey little scoops that measure and release exact quantities of batter. (The scoop helped.) In the end, I returned the new one and am sticking with the old. (The little measuring scoop is great with that one, too.)

BOTTOM LINE: If this is your first electric pizzelle maker, you won't have the option of sticking with the old version. I've tried, but still haven't found one with the two features I'd like--removable panels and a channel around the margin. At least be aware that this one has limitations, and perhaps think about spending the money for one of those scoops that measure precisely. And be sure to unplug it if you walk away for any reason!

5-0 out of 5 stars Easy pizzelles just like my grandmother used to make!
I recently got married, and my sisters purchased this for my shower. Our mother's family is Italian, and pizzelles were always a treat when we were growing up. As I got older, I made them myself using my mother's old iron, and as a bride, I wanted to have my own. This iron is very easy to use and makes perfect pizzelles. After the iron heats up (about 7-8 minutes), it makes two cookies in about 30 seconds. You may have to adjust the amount of batter used as well as the cooking time in order to get the perfect shape and doneness, but the results of this trial and error are well worth it. The pizzelles remove from the iron easily with a spatula; I experienced no sticking, and clean up was a breeze. Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars a special gift
i have this pizzelle maker. for years, my daughter has asked to borrow it to make these wonderfultreats, actually a family tradition. now she has her own!a very easy, quick machine to operate. the pizzelles can be decorated to match any event...even rolled for ice cream cones!clean up is a snap and the machine stores easily. great gift for even the novice baker.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
A great Pizelle Maker with two wonderful designs. You can't go wrong with this item. ... Read more


5. Villaware 5955 Grand Wrap Tortilla and Flatbread Maker
list price: $79.99
our price: $59.95
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Asin: B00005R85X
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 900
Average Customer Review: 3.19 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Built for power, speed, control, and ease, this 1000-wattappliance flattens and bakes 10-inch tortilla wraps, pitas, chapati,roti, and other flatbreads. Key to its performance are heavyweightdie-cast aluminum top and bottom cooking plates that quickly anduniformly distribute heat so there are no hot spots to scorch breads.The plates are coated with nonstick material for easy release andsimple wipe-clean convenience. An automatic temperature control takesthe guesswork out of cooking, and a light signals when the flatbreadmaker has been heated to the proper temperature. A cord wrap reducesclutter, and the appliance can stand on end for storage. --FredBrack ... Read more

Features

  • Convenient cord wrap; stands on end for storage
  • Flattens and bakes 10-inch tortilla wraps, pita, chapati, and other flatbreads
  • Heavyweight die-cast aluminum cooking plates distribute heat evenly
  • Nonstick cooking plates release breads easily, wipe clean
  • 1000 watts of power, automatic temperature control, ready light

Reviews (21)

2-0 out of 5 stars I think you really do need both of the black handles.
As I was taking this out of its protective foam packing, one of the handles busted off, or was already broken. It fell to the bottom of the bag the minute I had the Maker out of its packing. It had broken off at the one screw holding it in place.

Since I had wanted a tortilla maker for a while, I tested it without the one broken handle and one good handle, to see if I would like a replacement. I make tortillas and roll them out myself, but am suffering from some joint pain, so ....
I first tried it for flattenning the dough without the unit turned on. It was ok, but I could have done it with a rolling pin quicker and better, it really is not the best tortilla press I have use, although it is one of the largest.
So I turned it on to see how it worked, and I was surprised. It really does flatten the dough as you cook it, and it is easier to control than learning to roll them out. But it is slower than using a rolling pin and griddle. The tortilla's explode if you press too much and you end up with maybe 7 inch tortillas if you are quick and persistent (press too long--and they explode).

I wanted to make larger tortillas though. And I like to make them thinner. I was also hoping to use this as a press for buenuelos, which are sweet, super thin tortillas fried up for Christmas and special events--sprinkled with sugar and cinammon or to your liking. This press could never press the tortilla out like that. It is not very versatile for what you are paying.

The big handle on the top seems to be more for show than use. The 2 times that I tried using it did not seem to help press the dough much and it marked the finish on the Maker.
This would be great for those who like medium to thick tortillas about 6-7 inches in diameter. But if you already know how to make tortillas and want a press, look elsewhere.
Also, I don't think this was of very good quality, since the handle you are suppose to use continously, broke off before it ever was used. I bet it probably would have worked better with both handles, but I never had the chance to test out that theory.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tortilla maker is great!!!!!!
A friend of mine got this for me. At first, I had a hard time. Now I don't think I could live without it. I do mainly use it for pressing the dough. Then I just use a flat pan and cook them on the stove. Once I get the toritlla dough pressed, I use it for cooking. It is much slower, but it works fine. Also, my rotis were yummy and perfect. I bought one for my mom, so she could have a easier time with roti. To me the hard part about any torillas is the rolling.
Here is a tortilla recipe I use that is soooooo yummy. 4 cups white flour, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 cups water. enjoy

1-0 out of 5 stars Culinary Disaster
I had never tried making tortillas before and carefully read the other reviews before I bought this item. I have been cooking most of my 56 years and have never had anything turn out as badly as the tortillas I tried to make with the device. No matter how hard I tried, or how many times I pressed the dough (must have been at least 40 or 50 times of turning, pressing, etc.) I could not get them thin enough to slightly resemble the tortillas from the store; they mainly looked like pancakes, they were so thick. Have no idea if the electic part would work, as I never tried it (used a griddle as recommended in another review). Maybe one person managed to figure out how to use it, but I would not recommend it to anyone!

4-0 out of 5 stars crepes?
I just gave this the average rating so far because it is a little expensive just for making tortillas. Can anyone tell me if you could also use this for making crepes or dosa? Does it get hot enough? Then it would be worthwhile. Thanks in advance.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome tortailla maker!!
I have used this villaware for about two years and don't know what I would do without it. I make a lot of tortillas (authentic ones as I have had the best teacher, my mother-in-law) and this makes it easier so I don't have to roll them out. I would not make tortillas without this villaware. After I press them I do have to put them on a cast iron grill to finish cooking them. The owners manual says it will cook them but I think it is best to put the pressed tortillas on a grill. I haven't tried any other flat breads, just tortillas. I have made wheat tortillas and it works out just the same way as flour ones. ... Read more


6. Villaware 5225 Crepe Maker
list price: $39.99
our price: $25.99
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Asin: B00005R85W
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 259
Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Quicker and easier to use than a skillet, this 900-wattelectric appliance simplifies the cooking of crepes and blintzes,making it foolproof. The 7-1/2-inch-diameter cooking surface is coatedwith nonstick material and is slightly convex. Dipping it into crepebatter coats it uniformly. Inverting the appliance and setting it on acounter (or dining table, for festive occasions) allows the crepe tocook, while the rubber feet protect the counter. The user then simplypeels off the crepe. An automatic thermostat heats the cooking surfaceto the proper temperature, and a light signals when it's time to cook.The crepe maker, which features a stay-cool plastic handle, isaccompanied by a plastic dishwasher-safe dipping plate to hold thebatter. The crepe maker's instruction booklet contains recipes forvarious crepes and for blintzes. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Simple to use, with dipping plate, recipes, instructions included
  • 900-watt electric appliance makes crepes, blintzes
  • Convex, nonstick surface cooks quicker, easier than skillet
  • Automatic thermostat with ready-light controls temperature
  • Stay-cool plastic handle; 7-1/2-inch-diameter cooking surface

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Man is this easy
I grew up in a Crepe lovin' household. We had sweet crepes for breakfast, savory crepes for lunch and meat filled crepes for dinner.
I always have used a stove top crepe pan and thought it slow and kind of a pain. That is how my dad always did it so I always thought it was the best way.
Not anymore. A friend recommended I try the Villaware electric crepe maker. Non stick coating, quick and easy. Boy were they right. Just dip the the cooker in the pan they include and you are making a crepe every 25 seconds or so. Easy to clean. I love this thing. Good recipes too, altough their basic recipe is not sweet enough.
If you love crepes. This is the piece to get.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Gadget-- Quick and Easy Crepes
I recieved this as a gift a month ago and have used it to make six batches of crepes. Its wonderful-- heats up in three minutes and crepes take about 30 seconds to bake. I used a regular crepe pan for several years: this is much easier. Crepes are great-- they always impress the guests and they are really easy to make ahead.

4-0 out of 5 stars Why only 4 stars .... well ...
This may be one of the better crepe makers at the price there are a couple of things that really bum me out ...

One .. it takes close to a good 3 to 4 minutes to make a crepe on this machine even though it has a 900 watt element (200 more than and older model...) so unless you are makeing crepes for one ... realx have a drink cause your gonna be sitting at this machine for some time ..

Two .. the teflon covering .. well it's French teflon ... don't expect it to last ... nuff said ...

Three .. the handle doesnt come off and the crepe batter is pretty liquid so get ready to use toothpicks to clean the cracks between the handle of the crepe maker and teflon plate

Four .. appart from that it's probably the best machine out there .. definitely for the money ... and .. since we love crepes and theres more than one person in my house I've bought 2 of these machines ... go figure ....

PS.... you have to try the corn meal crepes they are the most .....

5-0 out of 5 stars crepe mania
In anticipation of granting my high school French club's wish to have an after-school crepe party, I bought a VIllaWare crepe maker at Christmas. This past week we used it, along with the more traditional skillet-on-the-stove method in our home ec room. While the seniors preferred the skillets, which allowed them to show off their crepe flipping ability, the younger students liked the "perfect every time" certainty of the VillaWare crepe maker. It was so much fun watching them cook for themselves and for the other faculty members, whose noses led them to see who and what was cooking in the home ec room after school! We had both dessert and chicken crepes. The French 4 kids "volunteered" to make more crepes the next day in class so as to use up the many left-over toppings. So, my classroom became a crepe factory 4th period the next day. How convenient it was to cook crepes right in class, thanks to the VillaWare crepe maker! Many of my kids would like to have their own machines now and can afford to buy their own VillaWare makers, since the price is so reasonable. I plan to order another maker so our next French Club crepe party can accomodate more students. Thanks to VillaWare I can have more kids cooking at our next meeting; rumor has it that even more are coming to cook next time, and I feel comfortable letting the inexperienced cooks use the crepe maker. ... Read more


7. Villaware 3900 Krumkake Baker
list price: $59.95
our price: $47.95
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Asin: B00004RFRR
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 3956
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 9-year limited warranty
  • Measures 10-1/4 by 10-1/2 by 5 inches
  • Bakes two 5-inch thin traditional Scandinavian cookies at a time
  • Decorated grid creates intricate patterns
  • Features an automatic thermostat and indicator light

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Don't tell Gramma!
Top quality, and it turns out consistent, beautifully made krumkakke (spelling of "krumkak(k)e depends on what part of Scandinavia your family hails from) very quickly. Over the years, as each of my kids left the nest, the irons went with them. We've tried and used several models. The trouble with most stove top units are their stability on the burner surface, and it is more art than science. This unit makes it possible for even a beginner to put out something Grandma would have served to her guests, with pride!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product, wonderful cookies
My mother used to have similar one so long ago. I decided to buy this one because it has the same style. Great cookies, easy to use and clean.
The recipies could be a little more accurate but ...I can experiment on my own.
Being able to make two cookies at a time is a wondeful feature - my kids always eat one cookie after each cycle and we keep the other for the guests. Thank you!

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful ice cream cones and sandwiches
This was so much fun to make small cones for ice cream and so beautifully decorated that everything came out perfect. I made all kinds of fillings from creams to puddings and filled them up. They are beautiful and very nordic in design. You can even just make cookies and also very pretty, easy to use, nothing to clean, and impressive to show.

5-0 out of 5 stars It's LOVE at first try!!!
Words cannot say how much I love this machine. Using my bestemor's (grandma for you non-norwegian speakers) heavy-duty cast iron krumkake iron, the process of making of krumkaker would require an entire afternoon and burnt fingertips. Well, no longer. I made an entire recipe in about an hour and without any help. This is an excellent product and I recommend it highly. Also is included is a recipe for Krumkake and a wooden roller. For those of you who are not familiar with this Norwegian treat, one really delicious way to eat it is to fill it with a mixture of sweetened whipped cream and cloudberries (or lingonberries) It is a real treat.

My only complaint is that the design is not as pretty as the one on my bestemors krumkake iron. But that is a minor detail.

Vær så god!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Traditions made easy
My Great-grandmother was Norwegian and made cookies and Krumkake when I was a little girl. We enjoyed these treats every time we visited her. She must have labored long and hard back then to prepare these treats. I have missed them since she passed. However, with this press and her recipe handed down I can make the Krumkake in little time and little clean up and continue with a wonderful family tradition. The press is terrific. I only wish they had one like it twenty years ago for my grandmother. I will pass the press down (with the recipe) to my children. Villaware has made an incredible product.
Signed a happy baker. ... Read more


8. VillaWare V5266 ProGrinder
list price: $149.99
our price: $129.99
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Asin: B0007SXIV8
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 21954
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Features

  • Includes food plunger
  • Resilient 375 watt motor
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Reset fuse for overload protection
  • Reverse switch eliminates jamming

9. VillaWare V5267 Elite ProGrinder
list price: $229.99
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B0007SXIVI
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 25068
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Features

  • Includes food plunger
  • Extra powerful 550 watt motor
  • Stainless steel housing
  • Reset fuse for overload protection
  • Reverse switch eliminates jamming

10. VillaWare 5265-05 Power Grinder 320
list price: $169.95
our price: $74.99
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Asin: B00004RFRX
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 3880
Average Customer Review: 3.46 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

There's more to ground meat than just meat loaf (although it does taste fabulous when you start with a pound of chuck). With this power grinder from Villaware, you'll create any type of sausage you can imagine--basil and sun-dried tomato, apple and sage chicken, or even garlic and Parmesan. It also grinds fruits, veggies, cheeses, and nuts. Constructed with a die-cast metal head and a spiral, oversize bearing drive, the power grinder is of professional quality and works quickly and thoroughly. In addition, for those who want to make fresh, preservative-free baby food, the power grinder is ideal. --Dana Van Nest ... Read more

Features

  • Sets up as a sausage stuffing machine
  • 320 watts, 1.9 amp motor quickly grinds all meats
  • Die-cast all metal feed screw is unbreakable
  • Die-cast #5 head with 2-1/8-inch cutting diameter with stainless steel fine, medium and coarse cutting disks and cutting blade
  • On/Off switch plus separate reversing switch, easily relieves any jamming

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars My Vitantonio Grinder Still Works Well After 35 Years
I received my Vitantonio grinder via the Scovil Co., via the Hamilton Beach Co. as a gift from dear friends for a wedding that ultimately didn't happen (which was good). I have begged or pleaded for very few things in my life, but that grinder I wanted in the worst way! Every year since I was tall enough to turn the handle, at Thanksgiving and Christmas, my mother would have me grinding the cranberries and oranges for fresh cranberry-orange relish to have with our holiday meals. And we didn't make just a LITTLE bowl full; we made a LOT because we all loved it!! So when that wedding didn't happen, that was ok--I didn't mind giving HIM up, but I sure wanted to keep the grinder!! And those sweet people said yes--It's probably been my favorite all-time gift. It has never failed me all these years!! (from age 22 to 57 and counting) This year, however, some mischievious person, knowing how I feel about that sweet machine and apparently deciding to torture me a bit, either hid or took my blade and setting plates so that I couldn't use it. But alas, my food processor saved the day. I got my cranberry orange relish made (not quite as perfectly)-[but there's no way the food processor could do my Rum Balls]. Then I found out parts were no longer made for my machine. Soon, I discovered from a knowledgeable person that the Vitantonio's still exist and are making a grinder whose parts just might fit my machine!! I took the grinder head over to the store selling them and tried the parts to see if they fit-&-HALLELLEUAH, they did! I've ground various types of foods over the years and it has always done a wonderful job. I'm sure the Villaware Grinder quality is comparable. I LOVE my grinder!! The Vitantonio's know what they are doing. Thank you, dear Vitantonio's for making my life so much easier in some really right ways. Blessings to you and your families for helping us ALL with the products you produce. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. May you be filled with happiness and continue to prosper! Nancy R. Michael

2-0 out of 5 stars DON'T BE CONFUSED~!!!!
There is an item IDENTICAL to this one, but made by Oriental Company called TASIN. If you are expecting commercial quality, and the most powerful electric meat grinder, go with TASIN. It has 1200 WATT MOTOR POWER. It will grind just about everything from deer, elk, whole chicken with bones and nuts. TS-108 SUPER GRINDER is what you want. For some reason people put different lable on it, and advertise/sell wrongly. KEY is MOTOR POWER, not ELECTRIC USAGE. Why pay the same or more when you can get much more powerful, long lasting commercial quality meat grinder that can take a lot more "punishment"????

5-0 out of 5 stars So far...So Good!
Just got this a week ago. Used it twice, today for 20 minutes straight. Ground up about 15-20 lbs of vension. Seems to work better with cubed meat but it takes 4-8 inch strips with little effort. Just try to get as much of the fat/grizzle off the meat as you can. Does a great job of grinding. and they back it with a 1 year warranty. Good product for the price, but with all items will have to wait and see.

They are on the web (http://www.villaware.com/
VillaWare Manufacturing Co.

18901 Euclid Avenue No. 1
Cleveland, OH 44117
Phone: 216.531.0800
Fax: 216.486.3200
Toll-Free: 800.822.1335
E-Mail: villaware@villaware.com

5-0 out of 5 stars Works Like a Charm.....
Was skeptical, but am 100% satisfied. Made 10 pounds of Sausages and 9 pounds of hamburgh and machine worked like a charm. Powerful, easy, solid, and fast. And, the price is way cheaper than elsewhere. It is fun too. I was fully prepare to try it and ship it back; but this is a keeper. (FYI made great sausages for about $1.50 per pound; pay $8 per pound in market). And, mine taste as good as the best!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
Easy to use and a great value. My wife and I ground 60 lbs of deer meat with no problem. We saved money grinding the meat ourselves. Highly recommended. ... Read more


11. VILLA WARE 3600NS PREGO PIZELLE MAKER
list price: $49.95
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Asin: B00006WNSJ
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 22070
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Features

  • Compact exterior design
  • NonStick heating surface
  • Makes 2 traditional full size 5 pizelles
  • Long handle with clip
  • Ready light

12. VillaWare V6300-16 16" Electric Skillet - Polished Non-Stick
list price: $149.99
our price: $129.99
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Asin: B0000BVQD7
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 38973
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Product Description

Great for cooking or warming at the table. Pan is dishwasher safe and immersible. 1500 watts-powerful enough to cook all of your skillet dishes. Tempered glass lid. Commercial cast stainless steel cookware handles, positively secured by heavy stainless steel riveting. Premium Excalibur® scratch resistant non-stick coating. 18/10 polished stainless steel body This item will take 2-3 weeks to ship. Shipments cannot be expedited on this item. . ... Read more

Features

  • Removable temperature probe
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 1500 watts
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Stainless steel body

13. VillaWare 5100 Electric Ice Cream Maker, Stainless Steel
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B0001GNJWO
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 13991
Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Sleeker and more compact than many models on the market, theVillaWare electric ice cream maker turns out a quart of creamy frozen confection in just 25 minutes. The machine can be used for ice cream, gelato, sherbet, sorbet, or frozen drinks, and its operation is simple since the insulated bowl is designed for pre-freezing and even temperature distribution. Simply place the bowl on top of the base, add ingredients, position the cover, and turn on power. A basic switch offers both low and high speeds, ideal for hard and soft ice cream, respectively. Used together--first low then high--the settings help blend ingredients before stirring them until frozen.

Sturdily constructed, the ice cream maker features a circular base with manageable weight and stainless-steel housing. The motorized drive is powerful and quiet, and the skid-free underside keeps operation stable.VillaWare’s 1-quart freezer bowl is markedly well-made with double-insulated construction. Complete with a 2-inch opening for adding ingredients, the durable clear plastic cover lets you see at a glance how your dessert is progressing. This is helpful, since the maker does not include timers or signals of any sort. The unit measures 8-3/4 inches in diameter and stands 11-1/2 inches high; a power cord storage slot keeps the countertop tidy. All removable parts can be washed in warm, soapy water. VillaWare includes a one-year warranty and a booklet of recipes ranging from Eggnog Ice Cream to Kiwi Sorbet. --Emily Bedard ... Read more

Features

  • 8-3/4 by 11-1/2 by 8-3/4 inches; 1-year warranty; recipe booklet included
  • Countertop ice cream maker that delivers results in 20-30 minutes
  • 2-speed motor drive creates hard or soft ice cream
  • 1-quart double-insulated freezer bowl with even-cooling release material
  • Sturdy stainless-steel housing; non-skid feet; power cord storage

Reviews (34)

5-0 out of 5 stars Seems to be a great deal
This ice cream maker is advertised on other sites for 2 or 3 times as much. The price I paid was a great deal....but it wouldn't be if it didn't work. Well, I made a little spot in my FREEZER (not my refridgerator freezer) and left the bowl. I've decided that I will store in in the freezer to be ready at all times we LOVE ice cream. This machine did a great job in little time and with virtually no effort on my part. I made the "soft" icecream but there was about 1 cup left in the freezer bowl. By the time the dishes were done,this was frozen into hard ice cream.We packed it into a container, but my husband couldn't resist and ate that too so I don't know how it keeps.
I made some delicious lower fat,lower sugar pistachio ice cream yesterday as we ate dinner. By the time we were finished,dessert was ready and it was delicious. I'll give you my recipe as it might help some that are having problems.
3/4 cup skim milk ricotta cheese
2 1/4 cups 2% milk
1 4 serving package of sugar free pistachio instant pudding
1/4 cup corn syrup
all ingredients EXCEPT pudding mix in blender, blend 30 sec, pour into freezer bowl, mix in pudding mix with rubber spatula, insert paddle turn on for soft, eat dinner. In 25-30 minutes enjoy dessert.
Sorry to see so many folks are having problems, but MOST refrigerator freezers don't get as cold as folks think they do. Put a thermometer in and if it isn't at least 20 degrees or colder, not only won't you be able to use this type of ice cream maker easily, the higher temperature could be dangerous to long term storage of your frozen food .

1-0 out of 5 stars What the %$^&
Nope. This thing don't cut it. Noisy and messy. And too many doggone steps. Freeze this first, freeze that later, keep track of 3-4 parts... and get ingredients that aren't at 7-11. So when you go to 7-11, get the Dryers and use this fancy hi-tech stuff for target practice. I'm no Luddite, by I draw the line at technology takin' over my desserts. Nice try scientists. And come up with a new angle advertising/ marketing (hype) boys. Ain't no need for this one. Ice cream is just plain better the old fashioned way -- from a carton!

5-0 out of 5 stars It's not rocket surgery :/
I picked up this ice cream maker and must admit the first few batches were less than stellar. I actually read some of the reviews here by those that had success and followed their tips. Imagine that! First, I'll confirm that the bowl needs to be frozen overnight in a COLD freezer. Ideally, I also refrigerate the ice cream mixture after I've combined the ingredients (usually a base of eggs, milk, sugar, and heavy whipping cream. BTW, don't use eggs if you plan to serve this to small children). Lastly, this machine (or any other for that matter) will NOT give you hard ice-cream like you find in the freezer section of your local grocery store; it will be soft-serve like the stuff from Dairy Queen. If you'd like the hardness of store bought ice cream, simply put the results into a freezer safe container and freeze for a couple of hours. Couldn't be easier.

5-0 out of 5 stars I don't know what people expected here
I have read the reviews for this ice cream maker and wonder what in the world people thought they were getting. Did folks think that the ice cream maker would go to the store itself and then put the ingredients in itself. No one expects that when they want to make a casserole. No one gripes that the Pyrex is too difficult because you actually have to put ingredients in it.

Too much hassle? It's a heck of a lot more convenient than those old ones you had to crank yourself. If you don't mind doing what any normal person thinks would be required of an ice cream maker then this thing is great.

By the way--someone asks why bother when you could go buy ice cream? Well there are no preservatives or mystery ingredients in this ice cream and well--you made it--How cool! Not to mention this ice cream maker comes with recipes, and I've not seen any crazy ingredients that you might have to run all over town to get.

All in all, I really enjoy this machine. And contrary to these bad reviews, this ice cream maker is not any more difficult than an average person would expect any ice cream maker to be.

2-0 out of 5 stars Looks fancy!
I got this because I want my kitchen to look like a set on "The Price is Right," or even a sit-com! Plenty of appliances say to my dinner guests/potential clients, "I have the American dream!" The best way to use the Ice Cream Maker is to keep it clean and in full sight. Don't plug it in if you have kids, for safety's sake. Use it once, so you can tell folks all about it, wide-eyed. (But don't say what a ^%*# pain in the %^&$ it is!!!). Then take $30 to the supermarket, when Ben and Jerry pints are on sale (2 for $5). That's 12 pints or so, plus get 10 pints more, rather than waste money on the base ingredients. I mean, who would want to hunt down dang guar gum(?)!!! And that other stuff!!! (Don't get Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia -- mine had guitar picks and chunks of beard hair mixed in). When you get home, put the B&J's in that silly bowl you had to put in the freezer. Walla! Now you've got it all: A great looking, cutting edge yet homey appliance; the convenience of pre-made ice cream; envy and appreciation during desert at your fondue dinner for friends (in you invite clients too, you can write it off!)!!! My post-dinner tupperware sales over "homemade ice cream" (wink) have increased 18 percent!!! (Hand over mouth and speaking sideways) "Thank you VillWare!!!" ... Read more


14. Villaware Prego Pizzelle Maker
list price: $59.95
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Asin: B0000CFUZ9
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 93499
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Product Description

End your meal with something light and a little sweet. Pizzelles are a thin, crisp Italian wafer, often rolled into a tube and filled with marscapone or left flat and sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. Yum! Easily prepared with this electric pizzelle maker. ... Read more

Features

  • Model 5000
  • Professional series with high-polish metal grids
  • Ready light, automatic thermostat
  • Exclusive Steam Guard protects hands
  • Makes two 5" pizzelles every 30 seconds

15. Villaware Fruit and Vegetable Strainer
list price: $59.99
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00004SPDX
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 9933
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

The first taste of smooth, fresh, homemade applesauce is a memory one can never forget. This food strainer--a time- and effort-saver that eliminates the need to peel, core, or remove seeds--makes it easy to recreate that sauce at home with little work involved. It's also nice for making homemade baby food, eliminating concerns about preservatives, and other items you don't want your baby to consume that may be present in commercial-brand baby foods. The manufacturer has also included several recipes and useful ideas.

In addition, several attachments can be purchased separately, including strainer/screens for berries, pumpkins and squashes, salsa, and grapes, as well as an electric motor, which would eliminate the need to manually turn the crank. --Teresa Simanton ... Read more

Features

  • Wash all parts in hot, soapy water
  • Stainless-steel construction
  • Manual crank system
  • Replaces peeling and coring
  • Assembly required

Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars Good for manual use - a DUD when adding optional "motorizer"
Classic nicely designed easy-enough to clean up and as other reviewers say - wow - grind away and watch the by-products emerge out of door number 2! Some exceptions to the "so easy" stamp of approval were harder or stringier fleshed items like tart granny smiths (even when precooked somewhat as directed) and fresh pineapple which turned my arms into Popeye's for a night. Ditto for thicker skinned fruits like my own backyard plums - the flavor is in those skins so grind/regrind/regrind it was.

In fact, I generally reprocessed the pulp etc at least twice in most cases since it was often quite juicy and tasty after the first pass. The table grip/interface could be better and as with any canning project it's still a horrible messy sticky potentially-stain-causing event. Don't let the pretty machine fool you...there are new little leaks and drips with each new fruit you use - no matter what you try.

So this would be a 4 star item if I had never tried the "upgrade" - and I use the term quite loosely -- to the "motorizer." First of all, this is a pasta machine motor attachment that also works (supposedly) on the strainer/grinder. The one I purchased online at another site even came in a pasta machine designed box etc, despite the non-pasta-usage-plan. There was a little withered looking photocopy of some instructions that help you make this pasta attachment into a power-grinder-upgrade.

And honestly it's always an odd thing to add a small power motor to some manual tool like this so I can't fault Villaware on the relative non-ease and design-oddity that emerges while adding the scaffolding and the pasta motor and tightening it all with the tiniest allen wrench ever (also came with that instruction sheet)...BUT despite all the efforts, it never worked right. Seems that the specifications for the grinder motor are a millimeter off from the pasta machine version or something, because the "male" and "female" were never gonna have a real partnership. The grinder motor only pushes the manual shaft in too far, instead of slipping into place like the manual handle does so effectively. And this is the short version -- I mean who would think that a big snafu like this would result in anything but telling retailers about the issue so they would not sell these to folks like you and me! When I told my nice retailer about the motor issue, the manager thanked ME for the information since they had never been informed by the manufacturer.

Back to the Candid-Camera episode where a guy tries to make the motor driver fit correctly inside the grinder shaft with juice and pulp everywhere. Hello Lucy and Ethel at the chocolate factory. That was me. So, yes, it's true that it's not male nature to conclude that a) nothing I can fix and/or it's nothing I did wrong!

After finally asking for directions from Villaware directly (again, several calls to reach the right person when she was in and available), I succeeded in having only one brief chat, at the end of which she acknowledged that "Houston, We Have a Problem" -- but only after checking that I had not done any of the typical 2-3 motor installation mistakes that preceed the motor even being switched on! The Italian manufacturer changed something apparently. And though I called back as requested 2 or so weeks later when a solution was supposed to be ready, I never heard from them again about this failure. Bad news badly handled from start to finish.

I wanted a flexible manual/power option for my fruit grinder but learned that it was not to be. I have returned both grinder and motor and am using two electric-only and two manual-only fruit processing appliances happily instead. So very long story short - great potential, but no delivery. And the assorted strainer versions for thicker or thinner etc purees seem to be no longer produced since I never found a new or used set anywhere online.

5-0 out of 5 stars Borrowed from a friend
In the summer, during strawberry season, I had borrowed one of these terrific machines from a friend at work. He had all of the attachments, so I was able to use the berry screen. I washed the berries, but left the hulls on to see what it would do. Well, I got perfect results when it hulled and de-seeded 9 quarts of strawberries in less than 1/2 hour. The cleanup wasn't much of a challenge when weighed against the amount of work and mess I would have made without it.

I made wonderful strawberry jelly with the juice and pulp, that I still get mention of when I see the people I gave some to. I had to get this machine so I can repeat last year's success without having to borrow my friend's machine again.

4-0 out of 5 stars What a lifesaver if you're canning!
This is my first year canning, and because I'm a bit lazy I didn't want to have to peel anything, let alone strain it by hand to get all the seeds out. I ordered this Villaware fruit and vegetable strainer to give me a hand with peaches and tomatoes. The instruction booklet helped me put all the pieces together, although the clear plastic funnel that shoots the seeds and skins out after the juice and pulp are extracted and pushed through the strainer is hard to attach, and I'm afraid it's going to crack each time I put the machine together. Cleaning the parts was not half as bad as I expected. After all is said and done - this is definitely the way to go!! This strainer gets the job done with minimal effort and is a real timesaver!! I'd recommend it to anyone who's going to be canning lots of tomatoes or, if you're into the "natural" stuff, making your own baby food.

5-0 out of 5 stars Old Victorio Veg Strainer
I also have the old original version of this gadget.It would do 8 bushels of tomatoes for me every summer. Cleaning the strainer was the hardest part but weighed against the dollar savings,it was well worth it.My hubby melted my spindle years ago and I've been unable to replace it. Its a great machine. I used to set it up on picnic table outside and the kids in the neighbourhood would love to help me. In one 16 hr day I could master 2 bushels with their help. Its nice to see a newer version on the market

4-0 out of 5 stars IT'S GREAT FOR TOMATO SAUCE
ITS GREAT FOR CANNIN TOMATO SAUCE, BUT THE CLEAN UP
TAKE A LONG TIME.
BUT IT IS WORTH THE TIME

IT WOULD BE EVEN BETTER IF IT WAS ELETRIC. ... Read more


16. VillaWare 4785-WH Smoothee Blend 'n Serve White
list price: $69.95
our price: $49.95
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Asin: B000140WDK
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 47357
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • White ABS housing blends with all kitchen décor
  • Hardened stainless steel blades for heavy-duty crushing
  • Powerful motor, two speeds and pulse up to 700 watts
  • 72 ounce container with tall spout for glasses up to 6.5 inches
  • Specially designed Smoothee Stick

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth it
I make frozen drinks 3 or 4 times a week. After about a month, I was mixing up a frozen SlimFast when it started leaking all over. The blade assembly had chips missing from the plastic and the blender is now unusable. Total waste of money.

1-0 out of 5 stars Smoothie cap fell apart
I bought this product anticipating making great smoothies and I made two delicious smoothies. The machine is very loud and vibrates badly and my smoothie seemed too thick to be released from the pour spout even when running. The reason I gave this a one star is because the cap above the spout literally popped off when it was sitting on the drainboard. It was the most bizzare thing because no one was around when it happened but I am sending the smoothie maker back due to the defective part.

4-0 out of 5 stars What a Work Horse!
Well so far I have had this for 2 days, so I will have to post an update if anything changes or breaks. But so far this baby has been able to make the smoothest smoothies I've ever had. If you follow the directions, and add the liquids first, THEN the fruits,etc., THEN the ice, it grinds the ice up with not even one tiny ice chip! I didn't even have to use the smoothie stick to stir it. Amazing! The only negatives to this product so far are: 1. Extremely loud; 2. NOT dishwasher safe because it's all plastic (but then again you can just rinse with hot water, add a drop of dishwashing liquid, and BLEND it clean, then rinse); 3. The serving spout is a pain. Sometimes I forget it is open after cleaning until my ingredients start pouring out into the drip tray. It also makes it a little more difficult to clean. Also, some of the first ingredient you add gets "stuck" in the spout and doesn't get mixed up. So the first glass you pour from the spout is "muck" and must be poured out. So I don't use the serving spout, I just pour from the container. The only other negative to this product is that it vibrates a LOT, and the top of the drip tray actually vibrates right off! This is probably why the manual tells you to keep your hand over the lid when you are blending (who knows what could happen?) I also don't care for the only color that I found this in, which was a brushed stainless and black - my kitchen is all white/stainless. All in all, though, I am happy with this so far. For an under $50 product, I just hope it holds up. I was originally looking at blenders that cost double (and even triple) what this cost. But I decided to give this one a try because it was built specifically for making smoothies and it has a 700 watt motor, which is much more powerful than nearly all of the blenders I've looked at. So I figured it could handle the ice very well. In that respect, it certainly lived up to my expectations. ... Read more


17. VillaWare 6300-12 12-Inch Classic Electric Skillet with Excalibur Nonstick Coating
list price: $143.95
our price: $99.95
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Asin: B000065UEY
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 37306
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Packing 1,500 watts of cooking power, this beautiful, 12-inchelectric skillet is ideal for family cooking and entertaining. It'smade of heavy-gauge (0.9 mm), 18/10 stainless steel so it retains it'smirror-finish luster even after repeated trips through the dishwasher,where it's safe after the temperature control has been removed. Theinterior is coated with exceptionally durable, stainless-steel- reinforced Excalibur nonstick for low-fat cooking and easy cleaning.The control adjusts to temperatures ranging from 200 degrees F (forserving, say, pasta at the table) to 400 degrees F (for browning andcooking, say, pork chops with sauerkraut). The skillet's lid is made oftempered glass so cooking progress can be monitored without releasingheat. Two riveted, polished, cast-stainless-steel handles permit theskillet to be carried from kitchen to table, where the skillet makes ahandsome serving piece. Sturdy feet under the skillet protect counterand table surfaces. The skillet carries a one-year warranty againstdefects. --Fred Brack ... Read more

Features

  • Fully immersible and dishwasher-safe
  • 1500-watt electric skillet for family cooking and entertaining
  • 18/10 stainless steel with mirror-finish
  • Glass lid for easily monitoring cooking progress
  • Adjustable, removable temperature control

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars This Skillet gets used everyday.
My wife uses this Skillet everyday. We like the quality, size and the clear glass cover. I have only two small issues, one the temperature control is not easy to read as it is positioned under one of the handles, and as the skillet is going through its heat up and down cycles, it makes a sort of a clicking sound. This is cause by the expansion of the skillet to the base.
Although it's a bit pricey, it is a nice skillet.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Electric Skillet I have ever owned.
I have used this skillet almost every day since I received it. I find that it cooks more evenly than any other I have had. I certainly would recomend it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Villaware Stainless Steel Elec. Skillet Too Hot To Handle!
...Aestherically, the skillet is beautiful and certainly looks and feels sturdy; the problem is, it OVERheats! At 200-250 degrees (which is just one notch above the "keep warm" control, a full boil occurs--essentially overheating. For instance, when doing a pot roast which requires about 2" of water, at 200 degrees, the water boils away within twenty minutes. To add to this, when the "beautiful" glass lid is in place, too much steam not only escapes from the built-in vent hole, but the lid actually bounces enough to allow liquids to spurt and bubble out--all this at just 200 degrees. One month ago I contacted the manufacturer, asking them how I could correct the problem willing to take whatever measures necessary myself--they have not responded to my letter which gives me cause for concern about the company. ... Read more


18. VillaWare 5530 Classic Electric Wok
list price: $179.95
our price: $139.95
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Asin: B0001GZRYC
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 61607
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Features

  • Fully immersible, dishwasher safe
  • Powerful 1500 watts for fast, searing stir-fry
  • Cast-in heating element for fast and even heat up
  • Super 3-coat non-stick finish for easiest clean up
  • Temperature control probe is removable with easy push release

19. Mickey's Two-at-a-Time Sandwich Maker
list price: $79.95
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Asin: B000050FAX
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 86611
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Amazon.com Review

Even big kids will love this sandwich maker. What's not to like? Its classic chrome styling is terrific. It has a great heft when you pick it up. Its Bakelite handle stays cool and has a nifty lock to keep small fingers from accidentally opening the lid during baking. Best of all, the face of America's favorite mouse--Mickey--is emblazoned on both the inside and the outside of this dandy appliance. What fun to surprise your child with a toasted cheese sandwich with Mickey's face captured on top! Mickey sandwiches would also be perfect treats for children's birthday parties. The silicone nonstick surface is terrific and forgiving, as long as you remember to pre-oil it each time you use the appliance; we're partial to a nonstick spray. And you'll keep the surface working perfectly if you always use a plastic or wooden spatula. The sandwich maker comes with a spiffy booklet that provides clear directions and some tasty recipes, both for sandwiches and special desserts--we like the apricot delights for two. --C. Whitney-Ward ... Read more

Features

  • Recipe booklet included
  • Makes two pocket sandwiches
  • Cool touch handles
  • Automatic thermostat control
  • Non-stick interior

20. VillaWare 5785-SI Smoothee Bar Blender and Server, Silver
list price: $69.99
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Asin: B0001GNLDG
Catlog: Kitchen
Manufacturer: Villaware
Sales Rank: 24497
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Sure, standard blenders may do the trick, but smoothie fanatics will love the custom features of VillaWare’s Smoothee Bar Blender and Server. A sturdy unit, the Smoothee Bar features a powerful 700-watt motor with high and low speeds and a pulse power option. When smoothies are fully blended, you can serve them from the handy dispenser without grappling with the container. You can even taste-test while the ingredients are still being stirred. The blender's blades are hardened stainless steel for optimal blending and crushing, and the unit comes with a Smoothee Stick to break up air pockets or clumped ingredients.

Made to be stable but manageable, the Smoothee Bar's base combines metal motor housing with side-mounted controls and plastic trim. The durable plastic container holds up to 56 ounces at a time, has a screw-on lid with a removable center, and shows measurement markings on the side. It also features convenient fill lines in two- or four serving increments. The pour spout is sturdy and accommodates glasses up to 6-1/2 inches; a stainless-steel drip tray keeps your counter tidy. Measuring 6-1/4 by 10 inches at the base, the unit stands 17-1/4 inches high. It comes with a one-year warranty and set of smoothie recipes ranging from Jade Ginger to High Protein Breakfast. --Emily Bedard ... Read more

Features

  • 6-1/4 by 10 by 17-1/4 inches; 1-year warranty; recipe booklet included
  • 700-watt Smoothee Bar with silver-finish metal housing; 56-ounce capacity
  • Hardened stainless-steel blades for heavy-duty crushing
  • 2 speeds plus pulse option; Smoothee Stick; stainless-steel drip tray
  • Durable plastic container with dispenser; fits glasses up to 6-1/2 inches

Reviews (7)

1-0 out of 5 stars Doesn't Hold Up
I bought this "Smoothie Bar Blender and Server" and used it about 15 times before the plastic dispenser cracked making the whole thing unuseable. I was very careful with it, washing it by hand - not putting it in the dishwasher - because I thought it looked fragile (cheap) when I first opened the box. Don't waste your money on this item.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well it is an awesome gift... but....
You know that infomercial for these things (The one where they are knocking the blender)? That guy in the infomercial is way too excited about the spigot. I have had this thing for almost two months and I haven't used that thing once. It is actually a pain(...)to clean it out, even though I don't use it. I make a lot of smoothies and protein shakes and both are WAY to thick to get through that little spigot.

The good:
Heavy blades.
700 watt motor.
And if you're going to use the spigot, there is actually pretty good clearence from the drip plate.

"The good" presupposes a "bad", and there really isn't anything bad about it other than the minor difficulty of cleaning out the spigot. It works as an awesome blender, but if you want to make anything thicker than water, a blender is all that it is.

1-0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive - yes. Quality - no.
This smoothie maker was certaintly inexpensive yet showed its fatal flaws immediately. Every component of the blender is plastic, including the spigot. With each cleaning you need to reattach the plastic spigot and fine hairline cracks appeared immediately although I never was able to tighten it to the original downward angle. These cracks allow liquid to creep out as I add ingredients or use the mixer. I figure I have about a months worth of smoothies to make before it gives out completely. The spigot is not very useful for dispensing the smoothie so you quickly learn to bypass it and pour directly from the top. That tends to be messy since the top is so large that larger quantities come out and drip down the sides of your glass no matter how careful you are.
Also the bottom of the smoothie maker needs to be tightened extremely hard or it will vibrate loose during use. When you try to remove the blender from the base the bottom separates from the top and your smoothie comes out the bottom and makes a huge mess.
Not really worth the effort or money.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the money.
Our entire office makes smoothies every day for lunch during the summer. The six of us gals love a cold fruit only shake. We just pour a cup of juice in the jug, two scoops of protein powder, then a frozen banana, and then add frozen peach and berry pieces right in without any milk or ice and it comes out like a tangy sorbet. Imagine how much money we save drinking these here rather than at a pricey juice bar. We have shared this machine, making the full jug of fruit shake daily for a month now. I doubt anyone at home would use it as much as we do.

We only use ours to make smoothies. It is a one hit wonder. I doubt it would puree babyfood, make a good eggnog or gazpacho, but that is not what we bought it for. The plastic jug and extremely short cord are really safety features if you keep it poolside.

The girls in the office say the only way to improve the shakes we make is to add alcohol. But, as the boss, don't think that would be too prudent....

I had bought a very expensive $200 powerful commercial Cusinart blender from the warehouse store only to have it whine and vibrate before dying amidst clouds of smoke the first day. A piece of frozen fruit broke the motor. Then my coworker brought this in and I was laughing at this little no-name plastic toy, until I saw how easily it made slush out of solid frozen strawberries. So I quickly went out to buy my own. For the money, the smoothies are intense and smooth with no large ice chips. It has the biggest capacity pitcher I have ever seen for the price. It has a more powerful motor than most machines: 700-800 watts. The stir rod and pour spigot is really nice for squeezing out big servings of very thick shakes. The recipe book included has great recipes and easy to understand instructions.

But here are the flaws:

Cleaning up is not so fun. The jug is plastic, which means you really have to wash it thoroughly with baking soda and air dry it or it will smell bad quickly. It does not show fingerprints, because the chrome is brushed, but the jug can be scratched with harsh cleansers and scrubs. The buttons are hard to clean if you splatter them. The rubber o rings sometimes pop off the stir stick. The darn **** metal drip plate vibrates everywhere so you need to cover the base with a paper towel or piece of foil to keep the machine clean as the spigot will drip if you aren't fast with the serving cups.

You need to work fast and get the cup under the spigot while running the motor to get really thick shakes out the spigot. Have your cup ready under the spigot to catch the icy drink as it streams out. The classic rookie mistake is if you forget to screw the top on tight or leave the spigot open accidently while adding ingredients or turning on the motor. Trust me, you won't do it again as is not funny if you ever have had to clean off a paste of soy protein powder and crushed blueberries off the ceiling and countertop.

The spigot collects juice and powder that is not mixed in with the slush, so the first ounce is a little watery mess not unlike the first few drops out of the mustard bottle. So have a throwaway cup ready just for that. The last half cup or so of slush is very hard to get out without a rubber spatula.

You must always add the ingredients in this order, blending thoroghly after each addition: the liquid; any powdered items; soft cut up fruit; soft solids like yogurt, ice cream, curd cheese, nut butters, or tofu; then the hard raw fruit such as cucumber or cantaloupe; then the solid frozen fruits; and then just a bit of ice if necessary. If you don't, you will be like the poor schmuck reviewer who was nearly killed by a frozen strawberry shooting out of his jug. I have been grinding frozen strawberries daily and it has never happened like that to me with this machine.

Finally, you should wear earplugs as it is loud. But I guess it is just as well, I felt like I chainsawing through all those frozen berries and peach slices like a madwoman.

1-0 out of 5 stars Plastic Horrible
First time used, a frozen strawberry shot threw the plastic. Complete piece of crap. ... Read more


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